Friday, April 19, 2013

Vinegar Friday -- Muddy paw prints

Photo by Vera Kratochvil


Spring and dogs can mean muddy floors. If your floors are showing signs of April showers, vinegar is the answer! Now you wouldn't want to fill your home with harmful fumes from toxic cleaners, would you? And you don't want to poison the atmosphere in your house with any of the pre-moistened disposable mop cloths, right? I mean, other than the incredible wastefulness of disposable cloths, these things are just downright toxic... especially to pets and crawling babies who spend so much time up close and personal with your floors. Choose wisely what you clean them with!

Simply add 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 gallon of warm water and wash away the dirt and grime. For spot cleaning, just keep a spray bottle of vinegar and water close by. Spritz the spot and wipe up with a damp rag. It's quick. It's easy. And it's toxin-free!

Keeping it green with vinegar,

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  1. Whenever we have used vinegar to clean our floors, there is a sticky residue. Are we doing something wrong?

    1. That's very odd. I don't have an answer for you. I've never heard of this before. Perhaps you're using too much vinegar in the water. Or maybe there's some left over floor cleaner on the floors from the past. Try rinsing your floors with very hot clear water. Or use a steamer to strip them of residue.


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